Ahmadinejad unhurt in grenade attack

2010-08-04 10:38

A grenade exploded today near Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s motorcade in the western city of Hamedan, but he was unhurt, a conservative website reported.

Earlier, Ahmadinejad said that Iran did not care about the latest sanctions passed by the United States but warned all countries against joining them.

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday named 21 firms and banned Americans from engaging in business with them.

Thirteen of the companies are in Europe – nine in Germany, two in Belarus, and one each in Luxembourg and Italy.

Ahmadinejad said: “The US can make resolutions and sanctions against us as much as it wants until it gets fed up.
As far as the Iranian nation is concerned, we do not care at all and will never beg four your goods.”

The president said all the sanctions in the last four years just made the country more self-sufficient and improved its technological output.

He reiterated Iran’s willingness to hold nuclear talks with the US and other involved sides in September but called on Washington to stop the carrot-and-stick approach.

“If you take one stick, the Iranian nation will take thousands of sticks and hit them on your heads,” Ahmadinejad said.

He also warned all countries against joining the sanctions, saying that they would be excluded from further business with Iran and “be wiped out from Iranian markets”.

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